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“Belgium’s time is over,” joked Jankovic. “Now it’s going to be Serbian domination.”

Great quote from Jelena, let's see if she can back it up. I guess the first step would be to actually beat a Belgian player.

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw




"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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the operative word is "joked" here, so not sure what the problem is.... seriously.

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Re: “Belgium’s time is over,” joked Jankovic. “Now it’s going to be Serbian dominatio

Slams counts so far:
Belgians- 7 Serbians- 0

Slams this year (2007):
Belgians- 1 Serbians- 0


Yea, Serbian domination for sure.
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the operative word is "joked" here, so not sure what the problem is.... seriously.
Is there a problem?

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"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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the operative word is "joked" here, so not sure what the problem is.... seriously.
Exactly.

WTF people feel the need to blow every word she says out of proportions?

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Re: “Belgium’s time is over,” joked Jankovic. “Now it’s going to be Serbian dominatio

It is true.

Henin is the only top Belgian player since Kim left, and Ivanovic and Jankovic have done pretty well this year. I have a feeling it will start soon, but not right now, at the mo.

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Re: “Belgium’s time is over,” joked Jankovic. “Now it’s going to be Serbian dominatio

Well it is true on the men's side.

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Exactly.

WTF people feel the need to blow every word she says out of proportions?
WOW

a little testy i see, who's blowing anything out of proportion, I simply posted the (full) quote to open up discussion.

Loosen up a bit have a salad.

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw




"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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Good to see a player showing some personality and controversy in her words

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a little testy i see, who's blowing anything out of proportion, I simply posted the (full) quote to open up discussion.

Loosen up a bit have a salad.

of course, you did. so innocent. silly us.

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Re: “Belgium’s time is over,” joked Jankovic. “Now it’s going to be Serbian dominatio

Geez, people are hypersensitive If one reads the previous paragraph in that article, there's a comparison between the prickly relationship the Belgians shared and the seemingly uneasy nature of the Serbs' relationship. If one reads it in that context, Jelena was probably asked about it, hence the JOKE.

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of course, you did. so innocent. silly us.
no more like silly you.

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Re: “Belgium’s time is over,” joked Jankovic. “Now it’s going to be Serbian dominatio

Jankovic joked about Serbians dominating and taking the Belgians' places at the top of tennis.

Why can't we joke about how Belgium has been kicking their asses this year?
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Re: “Belgium’s time is over,” joked Jankovic. “Now it’s going to be Serbian dominatio

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a little testy i see, who's blowing anything out of proportion, I simply posted the (full) quote to open up discussion.

Loosen up a bit have a salad.
This is the same sort of discussion as over Jelena's quote after SF which was misunderstood by a lot of people.

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